MTFD-Who We Are

From left to right: Chairperson, Dr. Alpha Alexander; The Rev. Scherry Fouke, Member; Anna Tursich, member; Patrice Conway, Vice-Chair; Pauletta Thomas, member; Sami Barile, Founder and Sec/Treas.

From left to right: Chairperson, Dr. Alpha Alexander; The Rev. Scherry Fouke, Member; Anna Tursich, member; Patrice Conway, Vice-Chair; Pauletta Thomas, member; Sami Barile, Founder and Sec/Treas.

The organization now known as Morristown’s Task Force on Diversity was established in 2008 by then city mayor, Barbara “Sami” Barile as the Mayor’s Task Force on Diversity.   In 2010 we became part of the Rose Center family of organizations and changed our name to Morristown’s Task Force on Diversity.

Although now we are not operated by city government, we continue to maintain significant connection with that entity and see our work within the context of building awareness and relationships within our community as public service and commitment to justice.  We believe this is best done by celebrating the gifts that the diversity of our population provides.

Opening ourselves to learn about others and be able to celebrate differences is especially important for our population and history.

For more information about our purpose and mission, click on Purpose and Mission under this menu title. For information about the history of diversity in Hamblen County, please click on that drop down menu.